Twitter appears to have accidentally confirmed the upcoming release of its new subscription service “Twitter Blue” through the App Store.
Researcher Jane Manchun Wong posted photos of the new Twitter feature in a series of tweets:
Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, which costs $2.99 per month by publicly including such In-App Purchase on the App Store
For testing, I’ve become the first paying Twitter Blue customer ?
Twitter Blue comes with Color Themes as well as custom App Icons
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 27, 2021
Twitter Blue, referred to in the App Store as providing “exclusive features,” appears to cost $2.99 USD per month.
“For testing, I’ve become the first paying Twitter Blue customer,” Wong said, adding that the subscription service comes with color themes, enhanced bookmarking features and custom app icons. Additionally, the feature introduces the soon-to-be-released Reader Mode, which allows users to “keep up with threads by turning them into easy-to-read text.”
It’s unclear if the Twitter add-on will feature less ads than the normal version, though Wong said she has not noticed a difference in the number of ads in her trial.
Last week, the platform announced that it would finally be relaunching its verification process after a three-year hiatus. Take a look at the newly-announced guidelines for users looking to apply for a blue badge.